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Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 2) 452

by tqk (#46716445) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

You don't even say what the fuck your company does or even what industry you're in ...

That shouldn't much matter. What the employees are engaged in and what they do might be useful information. If you can surf the web on Windows, you can do it with any OS, but if these are engineers needing Matlab or Autocad, or graphic artists needing Photoshop, it may be an uphill struggle doomed to fail miserably.

Comment: Why? Is it really necessary? (Score 3, Insightful) 187

by tqk (#46671203) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

I can understand trying to wall off Windows from what you can, but with non-Windows you just make sure you only enable services that you want. Use good passwords, lock it down so only what you want running can run, and don't listen to the script kiddies knocking on your door. Crank up the stereo.

I assume your box hangs off a router of some sort? It's probably all you need for a firewall.

Comment: Re:So Arrest Them (Score 1) 207

by tqk (#46645259) Attached to: Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

And if the Media did, how would they portray that person? Would they describe them as a legitimate revolutionary, or as a freedom-hating terrorist?

Both, one after the other, dependent upon who won.

Besides, who knows what would happen after we started shooting politicians? I'm not sure it' a good idea.

It'll be a really bad idea for those who try it. No, I think mass armed insurrection is the only way to go. The well ordered militia will just have to gear up and go down to the statehouses and take them over. Bon chance.

Comment: Re:Why can't we all... (Score 1) 207

by tqk (#46635947) Attached to: Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony.
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company.

"Sunshine, lollypops and
rainbows ..."

Why are we still fighting crap like this? "Those guys ..." are not people we associate with willingly, yes? So who's letting them get away with this? Somebody shoot the fsckers already! It's self-defence!

Comment: Re:So Arrest Them (Score 0) 207

by tqk (#46635833) Attached to: Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

Agreed arresting them would be the just thing to do. But like all of the actions from that period their orders originated from the highest levels of the executive ...

That thing in the Constitution about rising up and revolting ... Does that include shooting your politicians? You'd think that would be a good place to start. Is anybody doing anything about that?

Comment: Re:So Arrest Them (Score 2) 207

by tqk (#46635737) Attached to: Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

If it's obvious they were assaulting people without cause, why haven't they been arrested ...

Why were they hired? Who hired them, who managed them, who laid down their ground rules? Who did their performance appraisals? Who signed their cheques?

Those people can always find flunkies to do the work (need money feed family|patriotism|...). Go after "Those people."

Comment: Re:Apple is BSD (Score 1) 162

by tqk (#46635329) Attached to: Subversion Project Migrates To Git

...

Not really. it kind of has some BSD relations.

Your grammar and spelling belie your ethnic claim.

Would you bigots please go get a room?

(0) infidel /home/keeling_ uname -a
Linux infidel 3.1.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 10 05:01:58 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
(0) infidel /home/keeling_ apropos bsd
bsd-from (1) - print names of those who have sent mail
bsd-mailx (1) - send and receive mail
bsd-write (1) - send a message to another user
bsd_signal (3) - signal handling with BSD semantics
File::Glob (3perl) - Perl extension for BSD glob routine
finite (3) - BSD floating-point classification functions
finitef (3) - BSD floating-point classification functions
finitel (3) - BSD floating-point classification functions
isinff (3) - BSD floating-point classification functions
isinfl (3) - BSD floating-point classification functions
isnanf (3) - BSD floating-point classification functions
isnanl (3) - BSD floating-point classification functions
perlfreebsd (1) - Perl version 5 on FreeBSD systems
perlopenbsd (1) - Perl version 5 on OpenBSD systems
re_comp (3) - BSD regex functions
re_exec (3) - BSD regex functions
sigblock (3) - BSD signal API
siggetmask (3) - BSD signal API
sigmask (3) - BSD signal API
sigsetmask (3) - BSD signal API
sigvec (3) - BSD signal API
tetris-bsd (6) - the game of tetris
wait3 (2) - wait for process to change state, BSD style
wait4 (2) - wait for process to change state, BSD style

Linux was intended to be sloppy happy about communicating with anything any way it wanted to since someone first offered Linus networking code.

Comment: Re:What about copy protection. (Score 1) 92

by tqk (#46627023) Attached to: UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

In the UK that would be fine as they also use the same region as the rest of EU (2). Now, if a buddy from US sent one, then that could cause a problem.

I've been on the net since ca. '90, and I have acquaintances from South Africa through South America through Eastern Europe and we buy each other "Seasonal Gifts" ... and they can't play what I bought with cash and sent them (and vice versa)? Highway robbery! What are there, ca. 180 - 200 countries out there, and we can't talk to each other in the 21st Century, why? I want heads on pikes.

Comment: Re:What about copy protection. (Score 1) 92

by tqk (#46616517) Attached to: UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

In the UK that would be fine as they also use the same region as the rest of EU (2). Now, if a buddy from US sent one ...

Finally, someone who can read. :-) Hi.

Yeah, see I've got this bud currently across the pond don't ya know, and I get all this BBC, GDR, Kiev burned ... in my physical mailbox (!!!) and a dvd player <might> play it (dependent upon moi).

Dreams are free, but you get soaked on the connect time.

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